Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Hartlaub, 1860)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small and declining single wild population tied to the mangroves of western Madagascar, which are suffering ongoing degradation. With further impacts suspected from hunting in parts of the range, this distinctive duck is assessed as Endangered and requires further safeguarding of mangrove habitat on Madagascar to prevent its loss from the wild.

Population size: 630-1900

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 310,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anas bernieri. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/madagascar-teal-anas-bernieri on 26/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/09/2023.